Okay so it may not be all that long awaited BUT it has been just about 2 months since I asked you guys what you really thought about the content I provided and since I promised results, here they are! Although late, still just as interesting.
When I started this website, I started it as a little blog to help me
whine vent about not being able to work out the way I wanted to while pregnant. My first year blogging I was all over the place, I pretty much blogged about whatever came to mind or the latest hottest topics. When I moved to wordpress I realized that I wanted to be way more focused on fitness (not weight loss), family, fashion and of course fun.
Managing your own blog can be difficult because I rarely get feedback on the website overall, I can tell if an individual post is a hit by the numbers but are people really getting my message, are they understanding the type of community I am trying to build–and the overall answer is YES. I was so excited to see the answers as well as the surprises that help me to make the right decisions for the both of us.
So I was really happy with the turnout. I had a total of 57 replies which is super small sampling but way more than I initially thought I would get.
This was so interesting for me to see because of course I love sharing my personal fitness journey but sometimes it feels a little bit selfish to constantly talk about my ups and downs of fitness–especially because I have been doing just that for 4 straight years. I will absolutely continue to share (and with reckless abandon!).
I will also continue to give event recaps & family style posts. I was really curious to see if you guys liked my even recaps because usually there are so many! Event recaps are actually one of my favorite types of posts because I can create my own story and share my experience in creative ways.
This one was pretty eye opening for me because of course I will always bring the fitness tips but I have a journal FULL of time management, productivity and blogging tips that I have to share with you all. I just wasn’t sure you wanted that type of info, but I’m happy you do because I have so much to share!
This was pretty good to know as well–I usually get backed up with content at least once or twice a month so I’ve begun posting on the weekends too, so keep an eye out! 😉
Well look at that! All of the things that I wanted to create challenges around, you guys are down for too!! I’ve already started creating some challenges for 2016 so keep an eye out for that!
You guys want to do in person meet ups–which is the coolest ever because I want to meet you too! I’m currently in the process of planning some 2016 events where we can sit and chat as grown women, have really fun play dates with the kids, or both!
Digital templates and webinars are coming soon too!
This one was a toss up! I’m still on the fence myself about starting a podcast but it is definitely on the table. 🙂
I also got some great write in feedback, here are a few examples:
I would love some sort of interactive post to help encourage and Inspire each other with short term fitness goals. It will help with accountability.
I can do this!
I really love reading your updates. And i love seeing the kids. Thank you for sharing and making everyone feel comfortable because you say everything we all are feeling inside!
Thank you to whomever wrote this!
The carousel of latest posts at the top of the page makes it difficult to find a specific recent post without using the search button.
Fixed! Thank you for that, it was something I hadn’t thought of in the user experience.
One thing that I think is important to mention is that I will likely be dimming the weekly wednesday workout posts…as popular as they used to be I think they may have run their course as they are one of the least viewed posts of the week. I think they will always be around but I’m toying with some different content ideas for Wednesdays.
Again, I want to thank you so much for taking the time to take the survey. I got SO much direction and confirmation from your answers and I can’t wait to show you guys all that I have in store. You guys help ME be better, in this blog and pretty much life in general. xo
Have you ever done a blog survey? Do you agree/disagree with these results?